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Crufts 2024 REPORT

Compiled by Melanie Thomas This year we were showing on Thursday the first day of Crufts, not too early and

SHOW REPORT Late 2023/early 2024

compiled by Melanie Thomas I hope you enjoy seeing pictures from recent shows and hearing about peoples’ days and achievements

Cassie’s Crufts Journey, by Becky Mulligan

Our journey to Crufts 23 started on the Saturday as we travelled up to the hotel in Birmingham. Surprising the

Show News 2023 (2nd report)

BLACKPOOL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 23rd June 2023 report by Dennis Mulligan We had a lovely day at the Blackpool Championship Dog

Windsor Dog Show 2023

We gathered for Windsor Championship Show on the 29th June in the Home Park Windsor right by the side of

Show Report Spring 2023

West of England Ladies Kennel Association (WELKS) 28th April report by Chris Thatcher The weather leading up to WELKS was

Critique Three Counties Championship Dog Show 2023

Three Counties Championship Dog Show 2023 Bolognese JD (1,0) Lovell & Thatcher’s Devonia’s Anzio. 17 mth old who has lots

SPOT LIGHT – Strophair Joesepie (JOE)

SIRE Quirino with Devonia DAM Chazard Fontina Date of Birth 7th May 2008 Brother to Luigi I bred Joe and

SPOT LIGHT – Multi Ch Bolognese Star Audrey at Havanese Stars

by Virginia Dowty Audrey was bred in Switzerland, her sire was Multi Ch Lenny Valasske Hory (who I co-owned with

SHOW NEWS Early 2023

BOSTON Championship Show Sunday 8th January 2023 A great day at Boston and District Canine Society Championship Show yesterday. Lykalotte

SHOW REPORT LKA 2022, by Chris Thatcher

The last Championship show of the year is always Ladies Kennel Association. The show has always been held at the

JUDGES CRITIQUE – Birmingham & District Toy Dog (member only post)


Birmingham and District Toy Dog Society Open Show 2022

Birmingham and District Toy Dog Society Open Show. 100th Anniversary Show, 17th December 2022 It was a very cold day

SHOW NEWS – Summer 2022

Since my last report there have been 7 Championship Shows in England Scotland and Wales. We ask Bolognese pro-members to

Judges Critique – Windsor Championship Show 2022 (members only post)

WINDSOR 2022 BOLOGNESE VD/B (1,0) 1. Mulligan’s Donocielo Seraphina. 8 year old bitch who got the breed off to a

Judges Critique – Chippenham & District Open Show 3rd April 2022

Bolognese Puppy 1st Thatcher, B T & C. Kobanyal Phelyhes Odin with Devonia (Imp Hun) NAF TAF. BP A lovely

Judges Critique British Bolognese Club OPEN SHOW 26th March 2022

I would like to thank the committee for giving me the opportunity to judge this prestige show. Last time I

Crufts Report 2022 – Bolognese Shortlisted in Toy Group

Compiled by Melanie Thomas Even though Bolognese numbers were low for 2022 Crufts compared to previous years, our breed did

Judges Critique LKA 2021(members only post)

BOLOGNESE It is always fascinating to see how a breed like Bolognese have developed between judging appointments. With a limited

Judges Critique Manchester Dog Show 2020

A numerically modest entry, but more than made up by the top quality of the majority of the Bolognese shown.

Crufts 2020 Show Report

by Melanie Thomas Bolognese day at Crufts was Thursday the 5th March 2020. We were unsure as to whether Crufts

Judges Critique – Paignton Championship Show 6th August 2019

Paignton & District Fanciers Association 6th August 2019. Bolognese One of my favourite breeds to judge. It was a shame

Judges Critique City of Birmingham Championship Show – Frank Kane

Thank you for a very interesting entry, a mixture of sizes. Pigmentation was disappointing in some otherwise good exhibits and

Judges Critique LEEDS Championship Show – Espen Engh, Norway

I was disappointed with the entry today. The last time I judged I wrote that the breed is ready for

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 25/09/2019

The Summer is over and the evenings are drawing in, the outdoor shows are finished for another year. As I

Judges Critique – East of England 2019

MEMBERS ONLY Bd Dowty’s Int/Ir/Gib/Lux/Dutch Ch Little White Wonder Othello Matteo ShCM. Rbd Dowty & Davidson’s Ir Ch Lafford Hero

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 10/07/2019

In this report, you will find news on Bath, Three Counties, Border Union, Blackpool, Windsor & East of England Championship

Only Mad Dogs and English Men

Our road trip to Hungary & Austria, by Virginia Dowty As they say, ‘Only mad dogs and English Men go

Judges Critique Bath Championship Show 2019

MEMBERS ONLY (login to view) BATH - 2019 BOLOGNESE I have judged Bolognese under the FCI rules for many years,

Judges Critique – Three Counties Championship Show 2019

THREE COUNTIES - 2019 BOLOGNESE PD (2, 1) 1 Thomas’ Belstown Harry The Potter. Nicely shaped dog, lovely dark eyes

Judges Critique WELKS

MEMBERS ONLY, LOG IN TO VIEW THIS POST Welks critique. PD (1) 1 Thomas’ Belstown Harry The Potter. Very good

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 24/05/2019

Since our last News Round in April, we have enjoyed a busy mix of social days, Championship and Open Shows.

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 06/04/2019

It has been an exciting time over the last few weeks as we enjoyed Crufts on the 10th of March

Judges Critique UK Toy Championship Show 2019 (login to view)

I was very honoured to be invited to the World renowned United Kingdom Toy Dog Society to judge Pug females

Judges Critique CRUFTS 2019 (login to view)

Well I was as surprised as you probably were to be granted this last minute honour and record my gratitude

Spectacular Show of Bolognese at Crufts 2019!

compiled by Melanie Thomas From an entry of 54, we saw the cream of Bolognese at the NEC for Crufts

Judges Critique – Sutton Coldfield & District Canine Association

Judges Critique – Sutton Coldfield & District Canine Association Open Show Saturday 23rd February 2019. BOLOGNESE.   I would like to

Lovely Social Day at Sutton Coldfield SHOW

On Saturday 23rd February Bolognese had a lovely get together in the sun at Sutton Coldfield & Dist OPEN SHOW

Judges Critique WINDSOR 2018

MEMBER ONLY POST I enjoyed the entry - Puppy bitch and Open bitch were the best classes of the day

Judges Critique LKA 2018 (members only post)

It was a great pleasure to be invited to judge my own breed of 22 years, the Bolognese, many thanks

Judges Critique – Manchester Dog Show CH Show

MEMBER ONLY POST BEST OF BREED : 2624 DOWTY Ms V Multi Ch Little White Wonder Othello Matteo CW16 C

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 24/12/2018

Since the last News Roundup we have had Bolognese classes at Midland Counties & LKA championship shows, we have also

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 22/10/2018

Compiled by Melanie Thomas The show season is tailing off now, with only a few more shows before Crufts in

Judges Critique – City of Birmingham Championship Show 2018

I always enjoy judging your breed. Today was no exception, but I was a little dismayed that when the standard

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 09/09/2018

compiled by Melanie Thomas (main picture by Dennis Mulligan of the Toy Group at Richmond Championship Show 2018)  Hope that

Judges Critique – Bournemouth CA Championship show

Bolognese Rain forced the use of the indoor ring which was OK for size but unfortunately the grass should have

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 16/08/2018

(main picture by Dennis Mulligan of Lorena Elli’s daughter Martina with some lovely Bolognese)  compiled by Melanie Thomas There have

Judges Critique Blackpool & District Championship Show – Mrs Margaret Boulcott

This is a lovely breed, which at the moment with so much infighting will get nowhere. The Breed Standard does

WORLD SHOW Report, by Virginia Dowty

The Bolognese Brits had a great week in Amsterdam at the 3 shows. Benelux, Speciality and World Show. There was

Ruby & Max Win Junior Handling Competition

Club members Mark & Diane Whateley from Birmingham went to Chertsey Agricultural Show on the 11th of August and entered all

Judges Critique for Paignton & Dist Championship Show 2018

Bolognese. SBD/B 1. 1st Hegarty. Enjanicka Toscana Amore Mio. Delightful baby of 8 mo, extrovert and full of mischief. Good

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 14/6/2018

compiled by Melanie Thomas In this News Roundup we can report on Bath & Three Counties Championship shows and pass

Judges Critique – Three Counties – Nick Gourley

Three Counties – June 9th, 2018. Bolognese I was very impressed with the number of dogs in this entry which

Kaylo Van Het Balgzand is BIS at Spire Toy Dog

What a brilliant result for Bolognese and for club member Karen Golden with her girl Kaylo. Kaylo Van Het Balgzand

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 16/5/2018

compiled by Melanie Thomas Once again it has been a busy few weeks in the show calendar and as Spring

Judges Critique – Birmingham National Championship Show 10th May 2018

My fifth time judging the breed at this level, and I think the quality improves every time. Temperaments were wonderful


The Kennel Club has announced the launch of a new Judges’ Critiques website This free website has been developed

Crufts 2018 Report of the Day

We had an entry of 56 dogs for Crufts 2018 under judge Jeff Horswell. Our judge had 98 Japanese Shiba

Judges Critique UK Toydog

UK Toy Society Championship show. Stafford 31 March 2018' Bolognese, judge Peter Young I thought that the breed had improved

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 09/4/2018

compiled by Melanie Thomas The 31st of March was a big day in the show calendar for our breed, UK

Bolognese Otti is 3rd Best in Show at TOP Championship Show

Great results for Bolognese as Int, Ir, Dutch Gib Ch Little White Wonder Othello Matteo ShCM CW17/18 known as Otti

Judges Critique CRUFTS 2018 – Jeff Horswell

CRUFTS. Bolognese Not the easiest entry to judge. I was looking for a square, white d. Most had correct coats

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 28/2/2018

compiled by Melanie Thomas The plan was to wait until after Crufts for a BOLOGNESE News Roundup, but so many

Judge’s Critique Manchester Championship Show 2018

Manchester Championship Show 2018 Bolognese Judge: Mrs G Franklin My thanks to the Manchester Champ Show Committee for the invitation

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 30/01/2018

compiled by Melanie Thomas We are pleased to be able to report on Manchester Championship show where we had Bolognese

Our Dogs Competitions 2017 RESULTS

The awards and winners for the Our Dogs competitions 2017 have now been confirmed as follows and  they will be

JUDGES CRITIQUE Lichfield Canine Society 2018

This picture is Enjankicka Midnight Blue Best of Breed  OPEN SHOW 27th January 2018 I would like to thank the

Report Bolognese from World Show Leipzig 2017

by Virginia Dowty There were 2 shows with Bolognese at the WS venue. Firstly the German Winner’s show on the Wednesday

Judges Critique LKA 2017

It was a great pleasure to judge my favourite breed at LKA. The standard of presentation overall was very good,

BOB at The World Show 10th November 2017

WORLD DOG SHOW 2017 LIPSIA – Ares Di Chiesanova ( Clementina Di Chiesanova X Aquavit Hotblooded) Champion Class 1 Ecc-CACIB

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 14/11/17

compiled by Melanie Thomas The Crufts Schedule is now out, entries close 22nd January 2018, through Jeff Horswell Crufts

Judges Critique – Midland Counties 2017

Midland Counties Champ Show – 28th October 2017 Bolognese Thank you to the exhibitors for a lovely entry of quality

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 27/9/17

compiled by Melanie Thomas Entries close for Hitchin & District Canine Society OPEN SHOW on the 28th September at, we


PD (3,1) 1 & BP & Res BD Dowty, Begg & Davidson's Lafford Hero, certainly square and compact in outline.

JUDGES CRITIQUE – Leeds City & Dist CA 23rd July 2017

Thank you to the Committee for inviting me to judge and to the exhibitors for the generous entry in terms

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 8/9/17

compiled by Melanie Thomas Over in Wales at Welsh Kennel Club show on the 18th of August top honours went

Judges Critique – Paignton & District CH Show

Bolognese PD/B (3,1) 1. Dowty, Begg & Davidson’s Lafford Hero. 2 promising youngsters challenged here with the winner being this

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 18/8/17

compiled by Melanie Thomas A group of loyal exhibitors made the journey to Devon for Paignton & District CH show

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 7/8/17

Leeds was a good show for the breed, with reasonable numbers. Our judge Mr Derfel Owen from London gives CC’s in

Judges Critque – Windsor CH Show 2017

BOLOGNESE WINDSOR I want to thank Windsor Championship Dog Show for inviting me to judge Bolognese at their truly lovely

Luigi is Best Dog at 9-years Old

New club member Bette Hopkins was over the moon when her 9-year old took top honours at East of England

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 20/7/17

We can report on several shows this week. Firstly, Windsor Championship Dog Show in the lovely Home Park, where Jane

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 29/6/17

It is sad to report this week that Dog World newspaper has gone into administration and closed down. This is

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 21/6/17

We are launching a new regular feature bringing you news related to world of the Bolognese breed. We will be covering

Judges Critique – Bath CH Show – ROGER THOMAS

PD (4,2a) 1 Towers’ Enjanicka Midnight Blue, classy youngster & one for the future. Well made, nice for size & shape

Paddington WINS Best in Show

Pedigree Puppy Class We really did have a good day on the 21st May 2017 for the clubs 2nd Companion

Judges Critique – BIRMINGHAM NAT CH SHOW, 04/05/17

Judge: Andrew Brace I really enjoyed this entry & was delighted to see how the breed is progressing with some

Judges Critique – WELKS CH SHOW, 28/04/17

Judge R Dunlop PD (2,1a) 1 Towers’ Enjanicka Midnight Blue, 7 months old really liked his size shape & overall balance,

Crufts 2017 – JUDGES CRITIQUE – Carolyn Roe

BOLOGNESE   Judge  CAROLYN ROE I would like to thank exhibitors for the wonderful entry I had to judge, I found

SHOW REPORT Crufts 2017

We have been gathering feedback over the last few days since Crufts and have compiled a report for those who

4th Best in Show for Lucia at Blackpool and Fylde

Karen Golden’s import Lucie May (Kaylo VH Balgzand) bred by Carolien Jonjegans in Holland went through from BOB Bolognese to

Bolognese Wins Puppy Toy Group

Young Devonia’s Siena went through AVNSC to win Best Puppy Toy at Ilfracombe & District Canine Society Open Show 18th


LICHFIELD CANINE SOCIETY OPEN SHOW 28 January 2017 Judges Critique BOLOGNESE –  I would like to thank the Committee for

Chichester CS OPEN SHOW January 2017

There was a small gathering of Bolognese at Chichester CS OPEN SHOW today. Bolognese were represented in AVNSC Toy, AV

Judge’s Critique – MANCHESTER CH SHOW 19th January 2017

PD (1) 1 Johnson’s Biancopale Shooting Star, ideal size, well balanced, flat skull, large round eye, level topline, well carried

Judges Critique – South Wales CH Show Oct 2016 BITCHES

BITCHES – J (3) 1 Davidson’s Clarchien Hanky Pankey at Sharlarna, a very pretty, feminine, 8 month old, who gave

Judges Critique – Midland Counties 2016

I would like to thank the society for inviting me to judge this lovely breed & a big thank you


By Virginia Dowty Bleiswijk Int Ch 2 day show is one of the main shows in the Dutch calendar. 4

RICHMOND CH SHOW – Judge’s Critique

V (2) 1 Dowty’s Multi Ch Bolognese Star Audrey at Havanese Stars, nice head, excellent front & quarters, nice square

Judges Critique – City of Birmingham 2016

CITY OF BIRMINGHAM CH SHOW, 02/09/16 - VD (2) Two handsome 8 years brothers. 1 Hopkins’ Strophair Luigi, a credit

Lucca’s First Show

Club member Caroline Cockwell took her puppy (just 6-months) to his first show in Wales. She was amazed and thrilled to

New Comer Isabella

Isabella Mackrell qualifies for YKC (Young Kennel Club) final at Crufts 2017 in the YKC Stakes at Belfast Dog Show, aged

Judges Critque Darlington CH Show 2016

Bolognese V (1) 1 Dowty’s Multi Ch Bolognese Star Audrey at Havanese Stars, 10 year old bitch, nice type, good

The European Dog Show Brussels, by Virginia Dowty

Four of us, Kathy Begg, Adam Davidson, Daphne Watson and Virginia Dowty travelled to Brussels to the European Dog Show which

Judges Critique WKC CH SHOW 19/08/16

Delighted to handle these little dogs & to find so much camaraderie among the exhibitors. Pity some choose to brush

Winners at Euro Show in Brussels

BOLOGNESE EDS 2016 – Brussels, Belgium Bounien Jewel In The Rough BOB Meandi’s Streaking Saxon BOS Judge: Igor Vyguzov

Judges Critique Three Counties CH Show

Bolognese It was a great pleasure to judge my own breed of 20 years now at Three Counties Ch Show,

Judges Critique – East of England CH Show

Bolognese A long wait for you guys, thank you for your patience, I find this breed delightful, a member of

CRUFTS 2016 Report, by Melanie Thomas

Crufts went well for the Bolognese. We were in the ring at a reasonable time, the atmosphere was good and

Judges Critique BATH CH SHOW, 27th May 2016

JEFF HORSWELL I was delighted to receive such a good entry of this delightful breed, I really enjoyed judging your

Judges Critique REDDITCH Open Show, 14th May 2016

D L WHINCUP BOLOGNESE – PG (2) 1 RBOB, Hough’s Donoceielo Alessandro at Strophair, 2 year old male, good dark

Judges Critique – BIRMINGHAM NAT CH SHOW 5th May 2016

Peter Jolley PD (6) 1 Mulligan’s Donocielo Ceasario, 11 months, very correct in outline, good mouth, dark eyes, looks very

Show Report 21st May Chieveley

Chairman’s Report We only had an hour to set up the show as we couldn’t get the key until 9am.

South Eastern Counties Show Report

Mrs Parry judged 3 Bolognese Classes at South Eastern Counties Toy Dog Show  on 30th April in Montem Leisure Centre,

Crufts 2016 Critique – ESPEN ENGH

Bolognese An impressive entry of Bolognese, both numerically & for quality. This is a breed I very much enjoy judging.

Otti The Bolognese is Best in Show!

It is a real achievement for a Bolognese to be Best in Show, it has only happened once or twice

SPOT Profile Prize

A prize is going out to Tracey & Megan Richardson JOINT MEMBERS for updating their profile after Crufts. Well done nice

Bolognese Crufts WINNER 2016

CONGRATULATIONS to the Best of Breed Bolognese Crufts 2016 C I B/N/SE/DK/CZUCH HUNKY-DORY PER FORTUNA NV-12 SEV-13 NORDV-14 [ATC AQ01595SWE]

LICHFIELD OPEN SHOW January 2016 Judges Critique

LICHFIELD OPEN SHOW January 2016 Judges Critique BOLOGNESE – It was a pleasure to be able to judge the breed.

N WALES TOYDOG Feb 2016 Judges Critique

N WALES TOYDOG Feb 2016 Judging Critique Judged by LYNN WEBSTER BOLOGNESE – P 1 BP, Franklin’s Starexpress Melody Road, fabulous

MANCHESTER CH SHOW 2016 Judges Critique

Bolognese, judged by VAL BLORE In the 1980/90s I judged Bolognese on numerous occasions in Germany, Norway & Sweden & still

Critique – TOYDOGS OF WALES 06/12/15

Judge: Bill Stone BOLOGNESE – PG (1) 1 Thatcher’s Devonia’s Monte Cristo, nice little dog, lovely temperament, nice to go

Bolognese TOP of Our Dogs Top Puppy Comp 2015

Its lovely to see a Bolognese puppy at the TOP of the leader board in the Our Dogs Top Puppy Competition.

Critique BOSTON CH SHOW, 07/01/16

JUDGE DES JENKINS PD (3,1a) 1 Mulligan’s Donocield Ceasario, 7 months. Smart young man, very promising. Pleasing head with good

Critique LKA 2015

I would firstly like to thank the committee of Ladies Kennel Association for inviting me to judge Bolognese at their

Bolognese Puppy Reserve Best Puppy in Show

Had a great day at Birmingham Toy Dog. Bolognese, Lafford Shirley Temple was Reserve Best Puppy in Show, Best Puppy in

Top Placings for Members at OPEN SHOWS

Carol & Dennis Mulligan Wonderful day at Woolwich & Bexley DCA Open Show. Nice to see such a very well

Bolognese is Top Puppy Rare Breed 2015

Sometimes a Bolognese puppy comes along that more than makes his mark right from the start. Otti or LITTLE WHITE

Judges Critique S Wales CH Show 2015

JD (6,1a) 1 Dowty & Begg’s Little Wonder Othello Matteo, small well balanced puppy, lovely head. So well pigmented, good

Judges Critique PAIGNTON CH SHOW, 2015

J (8,2a) 1 Dowty & Begg’s Little White Wonder Othello Matteo, two very similar, 1 a dog & a puppy,

Judges Critique Bournemouth Championship Show 2015

I would like to thank the committee for the invite & well run show, my wonderful stewards & the exhibitors

Judges Critique Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show 2015

I have not judged this breed for some time & I must say I thought overall in breed type they

Judging Critique Windsor Championship Show 2015

I would like to say thank you to Windsor Ch Show Society for inviting me to judge Bolognese. It is

Bolognese WINS Best Veteran Group

INT CH Bolognese Star Audrey At Havanese Stars made history at Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show in August by being